SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (News Release) – Bellator MMA will make its second appearance in South Dakota on August 20 at the Sanford Pentagon with a card featuring South Dakota native and welterweight fighter Logan Storley.
The event is headlined by Bellator MMA’s No. 3 ranked heavyweight Cheick Kongo (30-11-2) facing Sergei Kharitonov (32-8). The card has also confirmed top featherweights No. 3 Adam Borics (17-1) and No. 4 Jay-Jay Wilson (8-0) will meet for the right to face the winner of the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix Final between Patricio “Pitbull” (32-4) and AJ McKee (17-0), which takes place on Saturday, July 31.
Storley and Borics are both members of the Sanford MMA team.
The entire main card of Bellator MMA 265 – Kongo vs. Kharitonov will be televised live on Showtime at 8 p.m. CT. The preliminary card will begin at 5 p.m. and stream live on the Bellator MMA YouTube channel, Showtime Sports YouTube channel and Pluto TV. Preliminary bouts will be announced in the near future.
Tickets for Bellator 265 go on sale 10 a.m. on Thursday at ticketmaster.com and the Sanford Pentagon Box Office. For information on purchasing suites, contact Derek Sparks at 605-312-7917.
Sanford MMA athletes expected to be in attendance for Bellator MMA 265 include Gilbert Burns, Robbie Lawler, Aung La Nsang and head trainer Henri Hooft.
Bellator 265 – Kongo vs. Kharitonov – August 20, 8 p.m.
Heavyweight Main Event: Cheick Kongo (30-11-2) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (32-8)
Featherweight Feature Bout: Adam Borics (17-1) vs. Jay-Jay Wilson (8-0)
Welterweight Feature Bout: Logan Storley (11-1) vs. TBD